Category Archives: Malaysian Cooking

Brown Bean Pork & Potato Soup

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This is a recipe that I got from my mum. I used to love it when my mum makes this soup before I had to cook for myself. It is a very comforting soup that will soothe your worries.

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Ingredients

500g of pork (ribs or tenderloin)
4 large potatoes (cut into bite size pieces)
2 tablespoons of ground brown bean sauce/paste
5 cloves of garlic (peeled and smashed)
3 pieces of 1 cm ginger pieces
Dash of soy sauce
Oil

In a pot, add some oil. Let the oil heat up a little bit then add garlic and ginger.

After awhile, add into pork pieces and let the pork cook. Add a dash of soy sauce and the brown bean sauce. Mix well.

Add potato pieces and mix together until coated with sauce. Let mixture cook for 2-3 minutes.

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Now, you can either take off the stove, let it cool down and refrigerate to cook at a later time, or add about 4 cups of water and let it boil.

Cook until potatoes are soft and pork is tender.

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The soup is a salty delicious concoction; great to eat with some warm white rice. I like to use pieces of pork with more flesh so it becomes an additional dish instead of just soup. I also like cooking the soup until the potatoes are soft and fluffy.

Do try it one day. 🙂

Pandan Chiffon Cake

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I have been wanting to make this yummy treat for awhile now but I’ve been putting it off a few times already. Finally, I made this and the cake turned out quite well.

I found the recipe here: Kirbie Cravings’ Pandan Chiffon Cake recipe.

From what she said in that post, I felt a little unsure of whether the cake I was going to bake would turn out right.

I’ve made some modifications to the recipe as usual, just to suit the ingredients I have and to suit my lazy streak. I didn’t sift the flour but used a whisk to combine the dry ingredients. The whisk will break up the flour and mix the dry ingredients evenly.

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I used the same whisk to mix ingredients (A) and (B) together. And used my electric beater to mix the egg whites. Instead of cream of tartar, I substituted it with white vinegar. I don’t think it affected the taste much.

To be honest, I don’t think I mixed the final batter well enough but surprisingly it still turned out okay, at least taste-wise. The cake tin I had was on the shallow side. There was batter leftover after filling as much as I could into my cake tin. I decided to just improvise and bake the rest of the batter in cupcake cups. This was not one of my better ideas.

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I just didn’t have the time to bake two batches. So the cake was light and spongy but the cupcakes were a little dry. Not a good idea, next time I will reduce the recipe by half and it’ll just fit snugly in my cake tin I reckon. Will probably bake this again soon.

Here’s how it looks out of the oven:

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The crusty bits were definitely not that great compared to its spongy and moist insides.

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Stay tuned to see how the halved recipe will turn out like. 😉